My doctor was injecting sculptra and the needle kept getting clogged. I didn't think anything of it at the time. Any suggestion?
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Sculptra needle clogging
Sculptra and Results
Sculptra is a fantastic product and yields long-lasting results. With Sculptra you have to have patience because it can take several treatments to achieve the best results. After each vial it can take 4 to 6 weeks to see the results of the injections since it is not an immediate filler - but rather activates the body's own collagen. The results are fabulous and can last for two years. The clogging of the needle that you are describing can be from various technical reasons ranging from the mixing or dilution of the product. Voluma may be a better choice for you if you want an immediate lift in that area. For the best cosmetic results please consult a board certified dermatologist with experience with Sculptra and cosmetic facial injections.
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